The City of South Milwaukee’s budget is the blueprint for financial and policy decisions implemented during each fiscal year. The budget is the single most important document we have for providing direction and vision for the future of our community.

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Budget Challenges

Levy Limits
Since 2011, the State of Wisconsin has limited municipal levy (total amount of tax money collected) increases to the previous year’s levy plus the percentage of growth due to new construction reduced by any demolition or destruction of buildings.

Expenditure Restraint
The State of Wisconsin’s Expenditure Restraint Program provides an incentive to municipalities that limit growth in spending.

Shared Revenue
Shared Revenue is aid provided by the State of Wisconsin and is one of three main contributors to the City’s budget. Shared Revenue has dropped over the past few years and this has increased the City’s reliance on property taxes as well as user fees.

                                                             Audited Financials
      Annual Financial Statements audited by Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

2018 Audited Financials

2017 Audited Financials

2016 Audited Financials